The 2016 Rio Olympics are officially underway, so you can best believe that there are going to be an abundance of sneakers releases related to the USA, medals, Brazil and everything else in between for this month of August.
From Air Jordans to Nike and Adidas, here are the top 10 sneaker releases to look out for this month.
10. Air Jordan 1 Retro Ultra High
Jordan Brand will be releasing a brand new takedown silhouette of the famous Air Jordan 1 model with the Air Jordan 1 Retro Ultra High. The shoe will release in two colorways: a black/white colorway and a white/grey colorway.
The shoe is different from the normal Air Jordan 1, as it features a higher ankle collar. Along with that, the shoe is much lighter with an all-mesh upper. This shoe looks to be a perfect addition for the fall and winter seasons.
These will release on August 13th for $150. You can try to cop a pair early here.
9. Under Armour Curry "Lux" Pack
Under Armour announced they will be releasing several of their Stephen Curry signature sneakers in a luxury rendition. Some of the models include the Curry 1 and 2s, as well as the low-top models.
Some colorways include a black/gum pair, white/gum, all-red suede, all-black suede and a low-top all-tan suede. All these shoes were limited to 600 pairs each and were released online back on August 5th. They sold out instantly.
These shoes originally released only in Asia this summer, but it got a state-side release on Saturday, August 6th. Also referred to as the "Premium Essentials" pack, these two pairs of Air Jordan 1s can literally be matched with anything thanks to its basic black-and-white colorways.
You can see why it has its "Yin Yang" nickname. Both pairs of shoes are still widely available, and you can try your luck copping pairs UNDER retail here.
6. Air Jordan 7 Retro "Tinker Alternate Olympics"
These sneakers released on Saturday, August 6th for $190. Many complained how they didn't really like it as compared to the OG Air Jordan 7 "Olympics" pairs of past, such as the ones that released in 2012 and 2004.
With that, these shoes are still sitting on shelves. You can probably walk into stores and buy these with ease. We already posted the links to buy the shoes here at retail. There's probably some available under retail here.
Nonetheless, it's a great shoe to show off your patriotism for the U.S. in this year's Olympics, as well as future Fourth of July parties and cookouts for years to come.
5. Air Jordan 5 Retro "Gold Medal"
The U.S. men's basketball team is pretty much guaranteed to win gold in this year's Olympics. Jordan Brand already knows, and they are going ahead with this release of the "Gold Medal" 5s.
You can expect these to release on August 20th for $190. It's a clean colorway that can look nice after the Olympics, especially around the fall and winter time.
You can try to luck up on copping a pair early here.
4. Adidas NMDs
It looks like Adidas is trying to make their hot NMD model the next Nike Roshe Run, as they keep churning out colorways on top of colorways for the public.
On August 18th, about 20 pairs of NMDs will be releasing on the same day. It's too much to cover in this bit, but you can check out all of the pairs that are coming out here.
A lot of the colorways are pretty similar to each other and the ones of the past, but I can definitely expect the public to eat these up seeing how much hype has been surrounded with these shoes this past year.
Jimmy Butler was the first person to unveil these sneakers, and it was this exact pair during a Team USA practice last month. He can now be seen rocking this pair throughout the tournament.
Want to be like the Chicago Bulls star? You can try to cop a pair of these when they release on August 13th for $185. Many are saying this will be the top basketball shoe performance-wise for this year.
I would not be surprised if these sell out, especially since this will be the first colorway of the shoe that will be released. If you don't believe me, you can check out how much people are already trying to sell these for here.
2. Adidas Ultra Boost "Olympic Medal" Pack
The hype on the Adidas Ultra Boosts are still real, and the three-stripes look to capitalize off of that for this year's Olympics with this medal pack that will release on August 17th.
The three pairs will be sold at $180 individually. I expect a ton of people to be going after the gold pair, but I personally find the silver medal pair as my favorite.
These definitely look like they will be a hard cop, and they will sell out instantly. Better be ready on these. You can already see how much they are reselling for here.
1. Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Closing Ceremony"
Come on, you know these had to be No. 1. First of all, it's an Air Jordan 11. Second, it's a low-top version for the summer. Third, it's for the 2016 Olympics. Finally, THERE'S GOLD PATENT LEATHER.
Sneakerheads and hypebeasts alike are definitely going to gobble these up. These will be releasing after the Olympics are over on August 27th. They will retail for $170.
With the U.S. expected to have tons of gold medals by then, most notably the basketball team, so expect these to fly off the shelves as well as online.
You can try your luck on grabbing a pair early here.